On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the Presidency of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE) and the President of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (CO...Read more
In his homily on Christmas Eve, Cardinal Vincent welcomed those attending Midnight Mass at Westminster Cathedral to the 'great gathering of people,' saying 'it is good to know that we belong' and that 'gathered from all over the world, we have the...Read more
Advent and Christmas fill my mind with so many words and images.
I think of the shepherd fields of Bethlehem, dusty and rocky, in the shadow of the prosperous and well-supplied Israeli settlements.
I think of millions of children born into s...Read more
Following the general election result, Cardinal Vincent has welcomed the 'fresh start', but has warned that 'a lot of damage has been done', saying that it has been 'toxic' and 'dominated by blame'.
He called for a fresh start that sees the good ...Read more
Ahead of the General Election on 12th December, Cardinal Vincent asked that the Sunday before the election be a 'day of prayer for our nations'.
He enjoined the faithful to 'vote thoughtfully, not out of rancour' and asked that discussions should...Read more
The following is the text of the Cardinal's letter to the clergy and people of the diocese on safeguarding.
Safeguarding in the Church today
In the last twenty years or so, the evil of the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church has ...Read more
In a homily delivered on the third day of the Plenary Assembly of the Council of Bishops' Conferences of Europe (CCEE) in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Cardinal Vincent said that 'in these days as we seek to identify and appreciate all the signs ...Read more
Cardinal Vincent has welcomed the news that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will be present at the canonisation ceremony of Cardinal John Henry Newman on the 13
Following the announcement from Clarence House, Cardinal Vincent said:
‘We ...Read more
Following the announcement by Pope Francis of Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald MAfr. as one of ten new Cardinals to be nominated at the consistory of 5th October, Cardinal Vincent has written to the Cardinal-designate to congratulate him 'most warmly...Read more
Following the announcement by Pope Francis of Fr Michael Czerny SJ among the ten new cardinals to be nominated at the consistory on 5
In the letter, Cardinal Vincent writes:
'Congratulations on your nomination to the College of Cardinals!
Ahead of the world premiere of his Symphony No.5: ‘Le grand Inconnu’ (The Great Unknown), Sir James McMillan and Cardinal Vincent contemplate the mystery of the Holy Spirit and the exploration of representations of the Holy Spirit in music.
Presiding at the International Mass in Lourdes on 24 homily.
He invited the congregation, consisting of pilgrims from all over the world, ‘to pray especially for Christians who are persecuted for their faith, in so many parts of the world’...Read more
At the St Mary's University graduation ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on 17
Born in County Clare, Ireland in 1930, Sr Berchmans joined the Convent of Jesus and Mary in 1951 in Willesden. She spent over 65 years teaching, mostly in Pakistan, ...Read more
On Monday 17
Sharing many memories of the Cardinal Hume, Cardinal Vincent said in his homily: ‘What I cherish most about Cardinal Hume is his stature as a man and teacher of prayer. He knew, I know, you know, that only prayer can answer the a...Read more
The Independent Inquiry - Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) Report into the Archdiocese of Birmingham covers a period of 70 years. One of its overall conclusions is that the response of the Archdiocese to the sexual abuse of children was to care more about ...Read more
On Friday 7th June, Mgr Nizar Semaan, until recently the Chaplain of the Syriac Catholic community in London, was ordained and installed as Coadjutor Archbishop for the Diocese of Mosul in Iraq. On this occasion, Cardinal Vincent to the Archbishop...Read more
On Saturday 8
In his homily Cardinal Vincent expressed his personal gratitude to the couples for their daily witness to the vocation for marriage. He highlighted how this celebration 'is also a witness, a powerful sign of the resilient faith and ...Read more
On Saturday 8
Each couple in their different ways is a quiet and unassuming expression, a living homily, to their families, friends and society of the ‘Good News’ of marriage. This Good News is newsworthy as their commitment in marriage is mu...Read more